The Forward Bender deepens your forward bends. Its hand grip is braced to promote equal extension of the right and left sides of your spine. Its foot piece slants so your heels extend slightly beyond the balls of your feet, carrying the stretch of the forward bend into your calf muscles. By extending your torso, the Forward Bender counteracts the tendency to collapse your chest as you bend forward. It can be used in both one- and two-legged forward bends.